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Hardcover Les Miserables Book

ISBN: 039460489X

ISBN13: 9780394604893

Les Miserables

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Sensational, dramatic, packed with rich excitement and filled with the sweep and violence of human passions, LES MISERABLES is not only superb adventure but a powerful social document. The story of how the convict Jean-Valjean struggled to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity, in a world brutalized by poverty and ignorance, became the gospel of the poor and the oppressed. "From the Paperback edition."

Customer Reviews

5 ratings


Arrived quickly and in good quality; one of the most lovely pieces of literature ever written. Unabridged copy.


When I bought this book, I had already read the full version of Les Miserables- Which is AMAZING, by the way. This version cuts out the descriptions of both the covent and Waterloo which rather improved it. Those parts are still very good writing; but when I want to find out what happens next to Jean Valjean and Cosette and instead I get 100 pages telling me about this convent, well, It gets a tad frusterating. Especially since you can't tell whether it's important or not. (and believe me, it isn't.) So, those cuts were good. However, I was very disapointed at the cut of a lot of Marius's love letter to Cosette. The editors kept a few lines, but it loses the flow and beauty of the original letter. Yes, I know the letter was four pages to begin with, but I still think that it's worth reading. On the whole, this version is worth buying, as the story isn't hurt at all by the cuts. But the original version is still worth reading.

Long but worth the read

I have had the CD of the Original London Cast Musical of Les Miserable for about 10 years and have been a huge fan but nothing could prepare me for the book which although a long and hard read, is the most amazing book I have ever read. Everyone has something to learn from it and if you are looking for a reason to read it heres a reason: in the words of the great Victor Hugo himself : "As long as ignorance and misery remain on earth, books like this can never be useless."

Worth every minute, every page, every accolade it gets

Bar none, Les Mis is the BEST book I have ever read. I don't usually like very descriptive writers (i.e. Thomas Hardy), but even the in-depth writing of the French Revolution kept me glued. I carried this book with me everywhere and read every minute I could. I truly felt Valjean's emotions through Hugo's writing, and I was rooting for Marius and Cosette even though I already knew the story! The best book ever written.

A nice companion to "The story of Miss Saigon..."

At times this lovely book gets a little slow, but the more than sufficient cast photos and full libretto make up for the lacking of quantity...I only wish Eddie had written this one after "The Concert." The comments would have been limitless. Did we HEAR Lea Salonga? Genius...pure genius.

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